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How to implement application-only authentication of Twitter API v1.1 in PHP/WordPress

As with everything, once you know how this actually quite easy – but when you first look at documentation on Twitter’s website about how to do this it can be a little daunting.

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IT Programming Wordpress

ThinkTwit Update 1.4.0 – implements API v1.1 to prevent ThinkTwit breaking post June 10th

Everyone using ThinkTwit absolutely HAS to upgrade to this new version or else ThinkTwit will stop working from 10th June 2013!

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IT Programming

How to open a new tab in an existing Internet Explorer instance in C#

A problem that I recently came across is when opening a new Internet Explorer instance in C# the user was being required to login to a site that they had already logged in to. It was pretty clear that this was because the existing session was not being used as a new IE process was […]

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IT Programming

How to save to PDF in C# using Word 2003 or 2007 without SP 2 (using Pechkin)

I’ve spent a significant amount of time lately on trying to solve this issue and came across many, many barriers, so I thought I’d share with you my findings and the solution that I used. Whilst Word 2007 SP2 (or Word 2007 using the Save As PDF Add-in) and above natively support saving documents as […]

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IT Programming

How to force open Internet Explorer 32-bit or 64-bit in C#

On a project I was recently working on it was necessary to open a URL in Internet Explorer (a requirement of it to work correctly, unfortunately) and we had a few “bugs” which seemed to randomly occurred. It turned out this was due to Process.Start(“iexplore.exe”) loading 32-bit IE whereas it seems we required 64-bit.

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Wordpress

ThinkTwit Update 1.3.11

Someone (effex100) on the WordPress.org Plugins page kindly pointed out that hashtags are not loading correctly.

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IT

How to install ADFS 2.0 and configure SAML for SSO (auto login/AD login integration)

I’ve recently had an experience of setting up Single Sign On (SSO) for an application that we sell in work (Oracle RightNow) which provides a SAML 2.0 interface for authentication and found that there is very little, useful instructions on how to install and especially to configure SAML – hopefully this information will help anyone […]

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Programming

How to install NDepend in to Microsoft Visual Studio

So I had a very kind E-mail from a chap called Patrick Smacchia the other day offering me a free professional license for his software NDepend. There were no strings attached, he simply offered “I would be glad to offer you a pro license. This way you can use the tool and explain its capabilities […]

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IT

By popular request: image gallery of old, custom water cooling rig

I’ve promised a few friends over the years that I’d put up pics of my water cooling rig that I made a few years back – I designed and had built (by my mum’s then partner) an external enclosure; this contained a reservoir, pump, power supply, a radiator from a motorbike and 2 large fans […]

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Programming

How to remove warning: The ‘log4net’ element is not declared

So I’ve seen a lot of questions around this issue with generally the only resolution being: “It’s a warning, just ignore this”. Whilst it is safe to do this, for pedants like me there is a true resolution. There are a few places around the net to get this but (like a lot of issues […]